The Logan County Board of Education will meet in special session this Wednesday to discuss a fully virtual start to the school year.
The move comes after Gov. Jim Justice revealed the color-coded school reopening map, which showed Logan County as the only county in the red.
Under the map, counties marked red (25+ cases per 100,000 people) or orange (16-24 cases per 100,000 people) would not be allowed to restart in-person instruction if coronavirus cases in those counties have not dropped by Sept. 8.
Logan, Mingo and Grant were the only counties not allowed to start in-person classes under the model.
Mingo and Grant were “orange” counties.
If this plan is approved Wednesday, Logan BOE President Jeremy Farley said he anticipates Logan County students utilizing remote instruction through at least the month of September. Depending on what the finalized plan outlines, students may transition back to school buildings in-person once COVID-19 numbers drop.
Logan County Schools has currently adopted a blended re-entry model, which means some students will attend in-person on Monday and Tuesday and some on Thursday and Friday. On the days they don’t attend in-person, students will learn remotely. On Wednesdays, all students in the county will learn remotely. [NOTE: This story was originally published on the old WVOWRadio.com on August 17, 2020.]